Nutrition Tips

October 8, 2019

Long before I heard of the concept of intermittent fasting, around 2 years ago, I started to skip breakfast. I wasn’t trying to lose weight, or follow any sort of plan, but I found that I genuinely wasn’t hungry in the mornings, and instead, I would drink a cup of warm water plus lemon juice(this tends to kick start our digestion), followed by a coffee or tea. Some mornings, I would even have enough energy for a workout at the...

September 19, 2018

Not just for the back-to-schoolers though, right? If you’ve ever experienced that afternoon slump and need a caffeine boost, then you know we could all use a bit more focus, attention and brain power during the day!

We always hear “eat the rainbow”, which is super important to get a variety of our vitamins and minerals.  But when it comes to brain health and focus, we want to pay attention to our maco-nutrients more than anythi...

July 26, 2018

I always get asked why I use protein powders and "what if I don't workout at the gym? Are they "safe" to take for anyone"? Today, I'm covering all your FAQs about protein powders, why it might be something for you to consider using, and what source of protein is best for your body.  

WHAT'S SO IMPORTANT ABOUT PROTEIN? 

The biggest deficiency that I see in my practice is people not consuming enough protein. Because meat is s...

July 12, 2018

Lately, I’ve been getting loads of questions about fats and oils, especially with so many people doing a keto-style diet. 

We’re all slowly getting on board that fat is a GOOD thing, and fat is not making us FAT!  But there are some fats we want to have more of, and some fats we want to have less of or avoid if we can. 

WHY DO WE NEED FATS?

Basically, our bodies use fat for tons of different processes, but especially for hor...

May 31, 2018

What Do You Think Of? 

Okay, what comes to mind when you read the words “blood sugar management”? For most of us, things unrelated to mood come up, am I right? Typically we think about Diabetes or insulin resistance, but blood sugar ups and downs are actually something a lot of us struggle with every day, leaving us with loads of symptoms in the category of mood, energy levels, anxiety and depression. Even more prevalent is the...

December 1, 2017

Pretty much, not a week goes by without someone asking me about my opinion on the "What the Health" documentary, or I get asked what I think about adopting a vegan diet in order to deal with various health concerns like high cholesterol, weight gain, and blood pressure issues.  While I don't think that there's one type of diet that works for everyone, and I don't necessarily believe that the consumption of animal products is t...

November 6, 2017

But how many calories is this? To be honest, that word isn't even in my vocabulary.  Yes, I work with food and make healthy recommendations everyday, but I don't base my practice on calories and counting them.  I believe that our bodies are intelligent, and know what we need for optimal health. Every feeling, every symptom, and every emotion we experience is a cue from our bodies to tell us if something is working for us, or i...

November 6, 2017

When it's that time of the month and you just want to run for the hills because gaaaahhh!

Right? But it's just a time for the body to shed the things it doesn't need and start fresh again.  Does it need to be so painful though? The reality is, it doesn't actually have to be. For me, I recognize that pain is a signal to pay attention. What have I been feeding my body that might be causing these symptoms?  Moodiness, frustration...

November 6, 2017

Here’s what I always always have in my cupboards, and here’s why: 

  • Oils used in packaged foods or restaurant foods are often rancid and cause all sorts of problems with our health. Get yourself a good salad oil(flax, hemp, or olive oil) and something for cooking too. I go for avocado oil because it has the highest heat tolerance. 

  • Stock your cupboards with natural sugars: REAL maple syrup, honey, stevia, real vanilla e...

November 6, 2017

There's so much info out there that says take this pill for weight loss, or eat this food to be healthy, and even "you need to eat more frequently throughout the day to keep your metabolism going".  

For me, I try to adopt a "less is more" attitude.  Every time we eat food, insulin gets released in our bodies to help drive sugar into our cells to give us energy. That's exactly what we want!  But what happens when insulin gets r...

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